KykNET-Rapport prizes
Francois Smith’s latest novel, Die getuienis, has just been awarded the kykNET-Rapport Herman Binge Film Prize at a glamorous occasion in the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town. The prize is awarded annually to a work of fiction with the most film potential. According to the selectors, The Testimony, about a poor couple's journey of faith to a remote religious meeting, is "a masterful interplay between sincerity, humor and trauma". Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of Afrikaans & Dutch, German & French. At the same occasion, Charl-Pierre Naudé, a research associate of the department who also has just obtained his doctorate in philosophy at the UFS, received the kykNet-Rapport Prize for Best Reviewer of Fiction. The prize was awarded to him for his review of Aryan Kaganof's novel Die wrede relaas van Vuilgat en Stilte which appeared in the daily newspapers Volksblad, Die Burger and Beeld in September this year.


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